Lifetime TV Shows

About Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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Bring It!
Bring It!
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Bringing Up Ballers
Bringing Up Ballers
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Project Runway
Project Runway
Army Wives
Army Wives
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
The Pop Game
The Pop Game
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Step It Up
Step It Up
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
One Born Every Minute
Vanished with Beth Holloway
The Client List
True Tori
Little Women: Dallas
Unsolved Mysteries
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
America's Most Wanted
Killer Kids
Flowers in the Attic
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Petals On the Wind
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
My Sweet Audrina
How To Look Good Naked
Mom's Cooking
The Christmas Hope
Lifetime Classics
Lifetime Scary Movies
Human Trafficking
Prom Queens
Taken Back: Finding Haley
An Amish Murder
Chasing Nashville
Million Dollar Shoppers
The Trip to Bountiful
Raising Asia
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Bama State Style
The Cheerleader Murders
Child Genius
Vivica's Black Magic
Project Runway All Stars
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
America
Dance Moms: Miami
Kim of Queens
Maneater
Blood Ties
Models of the Runway
Blush
DietTribe
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Get Married
Sherri
America's Psychic Challenge
Cook Yourself Thin
Matched in Manhattan
Side Order of Life
State of Mind
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lovespring International
Your Mama Don't Dance
The Balancing Act
Top This Party
The Pregnancy Pact
Cheerleader Nation
On the Road with Austin & Santino
The Fairy Jobmother
Suite 7
Seriously Funny Kids
Teen Trouble
Coming Home
Four of a Kind
Jersey Cheer
Whatever, You're Wrong!
Glamour Belles
Love Handles
Brighton Beach
The Conversation
The Protector
Roseanne's Nuts
Against the Wall
Russian Dolls
Hef's Runaway Bride
Picker Sisters